The First Parish Blog
“How to Not Give Up After Hearing the News” Lay Service – Our three speakers will share their thoughts on dealing with the challenges of the troublesome era in which we are living and how we might respond in these hard times.
Sunday Morning, November 11 at 9:00.
The Fellowship Committee would like to invite those of you who are new to our church to a Newcomer Breakfast.
“All Our Losses” by Mark W. Harris – “As Halloween (and the Day of the Dead, and All Saints Day) approaches we think of the time of year when the veil between the living and the dead is thinest. Grief for a loved one is one kind of loss, but we all wrestle each day with other losses in our lives.”
“Arthur Knapp’s Journey from Watertown to Japan” Arthur Knapp was our minister from 1880 to 1886, when he left, under the direction of the American Unitarian Association to start a mission to Japan. What can we learn from Knapp, and what does his work tell us about examining our history from an anti-oppressive lens?
“Beautiful Souls” by Mark W. Harris
In the past few weeks we all witnessed the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford who showed such courage in coming forward to tell her story. Under what circumstances do we come forward? What impels us to defy authority and convention and speak up?
“Everyday Pilgrims” by Jolie Olivetti